Homeless in the U.S.
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This paper explains that over the decades the homeless problem in the U.S. has decreased; however, due to the recent increase in home foreclosures and the floundering economy, the numbers may be once again increasing. The author proposes a way to renew interest in the homeless, especially about those individuals who are not purposely on the streets. The paper reports literature and describes a day-long seminar on this topic.
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From the Paper:"Marcus also relates the history of homelessness in the United States, contextualizing the growth of poverty and homelessness in the 1980s with similar growth during the Great Depression and the post WWII era. He may acknowledge economic factors, such as high inflation, declining wages, and job loss in deepening poverty in the 1980s, Marcus stresses the continuity of the homeless phenomenon of the Reagan era with the skid rows, vagabonds, and hobos dating back to the 1930s. He is interested in why the 1980s are conceived of as a "homeless crisis," when poverty and lack of affordable housing were not defined as such in other historical periods."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brock, E. (2007) Cities respond to call to end homelessness: Officials say more funding needed to meet demand. American City and County. 122(2): 18-19
- Caruso, C. (2007) Where Have All the Homeless Gone? Anthropological Quarterly 80(1): 305-308
- Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness (1992) Outcasts on Main Street. Washington, DC: Interagency Council on the Homeless.
- Jahiel, Rene. (1992a). Preface to Homelessness: A Prevention-Oriented Approach, ed. Rene Jahiel. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Hendrix, V. (2007) A pathway to home address the changing face of homeless. Sentinel 72(67)
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Homeless in the U.S. (2008, August 11) Retrieved December 12, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/research-proposal/homeless-in-the-u-s-106653/
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